20 Questions About the 10 Plagues and other Games

Hey kids—and kids at heart! Here are a few simple games to play on Passover. After all, who could pass on a little Passover fun?

20 Questions about the 10 Plagues

  1. One player thinks of one of the 10 Plagues
  2. Another player asks a question about the Plague that can be answered “yes” or “no”
  3. The person with the Plague in mind answers simply “yes” or “no”
  4. After hearing the answer, the player who asked the question takes a guess on what the Plague is
  5. If the answer is incorrect, the next player asks a question and so on, up to 20 questions
  6. The player who gets the answer correct thinks of another Plague and the game continues until all 10 Plagues have been covered

Passover Trick

  1. Fill a clear bowl with water
  2. Sprinkle Paprika on top of the water. Voila! Now you have the Red Sea
  3. Coat your finger with dishwashing liquid
  4. Run your finger through the Red Sea in the Bowl
  5. It’s magic! The Red Sea parts

20 Questions about the 10 Plagues

  1. One player says a food out loud that either is or isn’t part of Passover tradition
  2. If the food is part of Passover tradition, the next player explains what its meaning is
  3. For example, if the first player says, “Beitzah” (the roasted egg), the next player should explain it is a symbol of life
  4. If the food is not part of Passover tradition, the player instead says, “Seder it isn’t so!” and explains why
  5. For example, if the first player says, “a bagel with lox,” the next player should say, “Seder isn’t so!” and explain that bagels are “chametz,” a food that has leavened or risen
  6. Everyone takes turns and the game continues

Passover Shopping List

  • Candles
  • Matzo
  • Matzo meal and farfel
  • Grape juice and/or wine (enough for 4 glasses per person)
  • Gefilte fish
  • Horseradish
  • Parsley or lettuce
  • Eggs
  • Charoset ingredients (such as Apples, Walnuts and Cinnamon)
  • A Shankbone
  • Kosher salt
  • Salad and salad dressing
  • Ingredients for first course, such as Matzo ball soup
  • Ingredients for main course
  • Ingredients for side dishes
  • Ingredients for dessert (such as cake meal or potato starch)
  • Condiments
  • Cooking spray
  • Tea and coffee
  • Flowers for centerpiece
  • A small Afikoman gift (the gift for finding the hidden Matzo)